Jim Sarbh clarifies what he said earlier about acting process: Nothing I said refers to Ranveer Singh

In an earlier interaction, Jim had come out strong on actors who talk about their acting process
Jim Sarbh and Ranveer Singh
Jim Sarbh and Ranveer Singh

Jim Sarbh issued a clarification statement on Instagram on Saturday, after many articles online were claiming that some things that he said during an interaction earlier with The Quint, referred to Ranveer Singh. In the statement, he clarified that he didn’t mention anything about his Padmaavat (2018) co-star during the interaction.

In the interview, Jim had called out actors who explain their acting process, “There are all those actors who are like ‘You know, I was so stuck in my character that I had to get mental therapy for weeks after.’ I was like ‘shut up bro. You didn’t even know your lines on the day, what nonsense.”

Jim talked about this in his statement on Instagram which read, “I find this almost absurd to have to clarify, but since folks are running wild with the videos and the articles: Nothing I said refers to Ranveer Singh. The video byte being shared is from made in heaven season 2 promotions, 5 whole years since Padmaavat came out. 5 years I only had lovely things to say about Ranveer as a co actor- look it up. I still do.”

He added, “Also: it is not an attack on process. I love process, and I love actors. The video is making fun of actors who exaggerate their process. I'm sure you've all met people who talk about their work more than do their work. Can't wait for the next article or video shooting off my shoulder.”

He also wrote in the caption, "I usually don’t respond to speculative videos and articles, because they’re boring and I assume people know better. Of course, just like some of you, I assumed wrong. Too many people have forwarded me things, and now journalists/interviewers are ‘identifying’ me as a ‘critic’, despite me never having mentioned anyone at all, let alone Ranveer Singh."

After working on Padmaavat, where he essayed the role of Khilji, Ranveer had shared his experience of going into dark spaces for the character. He also said that he had to seek therapy in order to cope and come out of the character after working on the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film.

Jim was last seen in the Rani Mukerji starrer Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway which released in theatres last year.

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